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Longo_2_guns
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:46 pm    Post subject: Laser Tag Reply with quote

My family and I just got back from a whirlwind tour of three different local laser tag places, comparing each one.

One thing that's cool is they make the new laser tag places based off of video games, to the point where we literally played a Counter-Strike based defusal mission, with a suitcase bomb and everything. Plus, they make the guns more lifelike. You have to actually monitor your ammo and reload and stuff, and if you lost all your health (by being shot 5 times) you had to go back to base. Also, I got to use a shotgun in the second game that was ridiculously overpowered, so that was fun.

So how about you guys? Do you have laser tag places near you? Are you any good at them?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never have been to laser tag, sounds pretty fun. I used to paintball in high school a lot though.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never been to a laser tag place that wasn't extremely dumpy. I played once over the summer, but my gun didn't work at all, so I scored 0 points. It was like 300,000 to 7,000.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've played like once in early high school and it sucked.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We played a ton in high school. AZ had two or three different places. The one I liked had weapon pickups that would flash and if you shot them you got upgrades like rapid fire or spread shot. It was all on one level and pretty cool. The other place had two bases that were two stories high and had hedge rows separating them. You could ask before hand to play capture the flag, free for all or teams.

Good fun but kinda costly.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the proximity of ~50 km (31 miles) there are 5 Laser Tag places. I've been to every one of those and it was awesome. IDK how long sessions last at your places but here it's normally 20 minutes for 6$.
But the guns are different than longo_2_guns described. Here we have one model of the gun which doesn't look much like a real gun. It has only two modes of shooting - normal bullets or grenades (which need a charging time of 5 secs).
Basically it's fun for me, but I rather like to play with peers or people older than me. Last time i played 3vs1 with three boys aged 8-10. They either don't follow the rules or forget them and keep running inside the maze (which is quite dark) which in turn tires me out both physically and mentally.
Why?
I was afraid that they will run into the wall and break their noses or other parts.
I had to move around much to lose them after shooting them/being shot.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have one laser tag place here. It's okay I guess, but a bit expensive... it's about $20 or $30 for three games (each game lasts fifteen minutes). I'm okay at it but I haven't played in ages. Unfortunately the actual grounds you play in is quite small, but they do change the environment a little from time to time.

Few years ago, woulda been back in 2010 I went to the Goldcoast in Queensland, Australia to Dreamworld (a theme park - or Movieworld, I forget which one we went to) and they have a pretty sweet Alien versus Predator laser tag there. I remember coming second place out of a random group of like, twenty or thirty. That was pretty cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went with some friends and it was full of cheating 11 year old kids who would stand in front of me and fire again and again while covering their sensors.

I used the other end of my gun smash them in their heads until they were knocked unconscious.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha, J/K I didn't actually do that.

But they did ruin the experience for us.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All Wicked wants is to play drink laser tag and not trample a per-teen.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Played laser tag at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk recently. Owned everyone else by a 1000 point difference.

Not that much fun though.
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MattAY
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the fuck is laser tag?

It's QUASAR, bitches! And it was good as a kid, but it's crap now.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MattAY wrote:

It's QUASAR, bitches!


Isn't that that alien thing attached to that guy's stomach in Total Recall?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No idea, never seen it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You never seen Total Recall? Dude, three words, "Three boob hooker".
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"DVD will be dispatched soon"

Ok, so in America do people take laser tag as seriously as paintball?
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